Northern protesters begin 820-km walk
By Jeanette Stewart, The StarPhoenix,
July 28, 2011 4:41 AM
Fourteen residents of northern Saskatchewan have now begun an 820-kilometre walk from Pinehouse Lake to Regina to protest nuclear waste storage in Saskatchewan.
The 7000 Generations Walk Against Nuclear Waste is organized by a group called the Committee for Future Generations. The group plans to travel from the community of Pinehouse Lake to Regina, where it will present a petition against a proposed nuclear waste storage site in northern Saskatchewan.
The walk will take more than 20 days and participants will stop in more than 12 communities along the way before arriving in Regina on Aug. 16.
The group will hold rallies in Prince Albert on Aug. 3 and in Saskatoon Aug. 8. The rallies will be held in each city at City Hall at noon. Participants hope to raise awareness along the way and invite more people to join the group as they travel south.
“We speak for the children of the next 7,000 generations. As long as there’s one margin of error, it’s unacceptable,” said Debby Morin, a spokesperson for the Committee for Future Generations and a resident of the northern community of Beauval.